Getting Russia Right: A Conversation with Tom Graham

Monday, October 30, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Henry R. Luce Hall

Cost: Free but register in advance
101 (Auditorium)
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


The Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy hosts Russia expert Tom Graham for a frank discussion on US-Russia relations. His new book, Getting Russia Right, identifies the blind spots that have prevented Washington from seeing Russia as it really is and from crafting a policy to advance American interests without provoking an aggressive Russian response. 

A former Jackson School Senior Fellow and Foreign Service officer, Graham is now a managing director at Kissinger Associates, Inc., where he focuses on Russian and Eurasian affairs. He was Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia on the National Security Council staff from 2004 to 2007 and Director for Russian Affairs on that staff from 2002 to 2004. From 2001 to 2002, he served as the Associate Director of the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State. He co-founded the Russian Studies Project at Yale.

Arne Westad, Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs, and Director of International Security Studies and the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, will moderate.

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